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Aircraft of the United States in WWII.
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B-25 colors
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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2018 - 05:59 AM UTC
Building a Doolittle Raider B-25. I have searched all photos I can find. I know the bombers got a fresh paint job just before being loaded on board the Hornet. Question is, did they have the gray belly? I have seen models both with the grey and without.
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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2018 - 09:33 AM UTC

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Building a Doolittle Raider B-25. I have searched all photos I can find. I know the bombers got a fresh paint job just before being loaded on board the Hornet. Question is, did they have the gray belly? I have seen models both with the grey and without.



Hi Darrell

Going by this link - yes (probably)...

The shot of s/n 40-2281 that didn't make the mission shows a clear colour demarcation - and, to be honest, the shots I've seen of the bombers on the actual mission don't seem to show particularly fresh paint-jobs - there's definite wear and tear visible...

All the best

Rowan